Animal Wellness will donate 40% of each subscription purchased using promo code AWA188 to French Bulldog Rescue Network.
Location: Foster homes throughout the US and Canada
Year established: 2001
Number of staff/volunteers/foster homes: 890 volunteers and 575 foster homes
Types of animal they work with: French bulldogs from commercial breeding kennels, import brokers, shelters, rescue groups, and owners who can no longer care for them, etc.
Fundraising initiatives: “We attend dog festivals throughout the US and Canada to raise money with our ‘Frenchie Kissing Booths’,” says Letitia Wallace. “We partner with small businesses that host special fundraisers to donate a percentage of their sales to foster dogs in need; and larger companies that donate a percentage of their sales to us every month. We sell Frenchie merchandise featuring artwork designed exclusively for us (zazzle.com/frenchbulldogrescue). We also host online fundraising events through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, such as our annual Pizza Pawty, seasonal auctions, and limited edition product sales.”
Favorite rescue story: “Minkie suffers from spina bifida, microvascular dysplasia, and food allergies, and was slated for euthanasia. Through the efforts of a Good Samaritan, a loving foster family, and our generous supporters, little Miss Minkie has beaten all odds and is now a pint-sized warrior available for adoption [as of this writing]. Despite her disability, she can do ‘zoomies’ with the best of them, and even enjoys a good wrestle or game of tug with her foster sister. So long as there is a warm lap to curl up in when playtime is over, Minkie is a happy girl. If snuggling were an Olympic sport, she’d win the gold — and probably the silver and bronze to boot!”